1965 Jeep CJ5A Tuxedo Park Mark IV

SOLD  | OVERLAND BY THE SEA | NEW JERSEY

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Presenting a 1965 Jeep CJ5a Tuxedo Park Mark IV finished in Empire Blue with Dover White marine vinyl seats pipped and stitched in Empire Blue. It has reportedly only had four owners throughout its 57 year journey. This rare and remarkable Jeep is now available for auction via Shiftgate.

The first three owners enjoyed it in Pennsylvania. The prior (third) owner acquired it in April 2017, and the current (fourth) owner acquired it in August 2021 and brought it to New Jersey.

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The rare Tuxedo Park model, known as the Mark IV, was produced for four years from 1964 to 1968, making this Jeep one of 1,945 produced in 1965 and 7,419 total Tuxedo Park models ever produced. This Tuxedo Park includes the original rare bench seat option, sought after folding license plate bracket, and chrome Tuxedo Park specific hardware, emblems, and bumpers.

Powered by the original powertrain, including the iconic F-134 Hurricane inline four cylinder engine paired to a floor shift converted Borg-Warner T90 3 manual speed transmission with Warn Overdrive and a Dana 18 single stick dual range transfer case. It sits on a Rough Country 2.5 inch suspension lift with steering stabilizer and 16 inch Dover White steel wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM3 tires.

Mechanical refurbishment was completed by the prior owner, and the current owner completed an extensive cosmetic restoration. Mechanical refurbishment included new fluids, seals, gaskets, belts, battery, fuel tank, exhaust, alternator, radiator, electronic ignition, suspension and a Tightsteer gear.

Cosmetic restoration included new metal floor pans, metal transmission hump, metal tailgate, paint, undercoating, frame coating, upholstery, carpet, steering wheel and Tuxedo Park model specific hardware, emblems and bumpers were re-chromed. In addition, the current owner added new 12 volt windshield wipers, turn signal switch, oil pressure gauge and fog and reverse lights.

History of the Jeep CJ5A Tuxedo Park:

The Jeep Tuxedo Park model VIN identifier 8322 was a luxury special edition available on CJ-5A and CJ-6A vehicles produced from 1964-1967.

Tuxedo Park models included a chrome front bumper, hood badges, windshield hinges, taillamps, hubcaps with a "Jeep" emblem, column shift, four-wheel drive and a 160-horsepower V6 engine option. Jeep CJ-5A Tuxedo Park’s were used in Lyndon B. Johnson’s inaugural presidential parade in 1965.

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SPECS

The Jeep starts, runs, shifts and drives well. It has a black Bestop Supertop soft top and doors in average condition. The complete top, doors and all associated hardware are included in the sale, but will not be installed. The buyer will need to transport it in an enclosed carrier, if transporting long distances or during inclement weather.

The known flaws or factory differences are small chips in the windshield, the heater box, core and controls were removed, dash throttle control was removed, replacement mirrors were installed and replacement taillights were installed and relocated for a better look with the reverse lights. The current owner has a clean and clear NJ title in their name.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 1 of 7,419 Tuxedo Park models produced
  • F-134 Hurricane I4 (75hp, 114 lb.-ft.)
  • Borg-Warner T90 3-speed manual transmission w/ Warn overdrive
  • Dana 18 dual-range transfer case
  • 2.5 in. Rough Country suspension lift
  • Steering stabilizer
  • 16 in. Dove White wheels
  • BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM3 tires
  • Exterior finished in Empire Blue
  • Dover White marine vinyl seats pipped and stitched in Empire Blue
  • Original rare bench seat option
  • Folding license plate bracket
  • Chrome Tuxedo Park specific hardware, emblems, and bumpers
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